Here's What You Need to Know About the Saudi Cup 2023

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 22 February 2023 Last update: Tuesday، 06 February 2024
Here's What You Need to Know About the Saudi Cup 2023

The world's most lucrative horse race, the Saudi Cup 2023, will take place at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh for the fourth time on Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25, 2023.

The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia organizes the elite horseracing competition, which has drawn more than 1,400 participants from 22 nations. The Saudi Cup is one of the top events taking place in the kingdom in 2023.

What are the events scheduled for Saudi Cup 2023?

Five Group 3 races, the $20 million Group 1 Saudi Cup (1,800 meters), a revised edition of the Group 1 Obaiya Arabian Classic, and the Group 2 Al Mneefah Cup for Purebred Arabians will all be on the Saudi Cup 2023 schedule (2,100 meters).

There will also be a $500,000 Saudi International Handicap and an International Jockeys Challenge. Nine top-notch races on turf and dirt are also available for viewing.

What is the Prize Money?

The Saudi Cup, the most prestigious horseracing competition in the world with a total prize pool of $20 million paid up to the tenth-place athlete, is run on a weekend card worth $35.35 million due to the inclusion of the Tuwaiq Cup, an 1800-meter dirt race with a prize of $500,000.

How much do the tickets cost?

The Saudi Cup will be held on February 24th and 25th at King Abdulaziz Raceway in Riyadh. A one-day pass costs SAR199, while a two-day pass costs SAR275. Buy the tickets here.

What are the other attractions during the Saudi Cup at the location?

Visitors to Sara Shakeel's Oasis Gallery may find artworks that depict the desert scenery, beautiful dunes, and glittering oasis. There is also a kids' play area that mixes enjoyable activities, both traditional as well as modern.

By solving interactive riddles and navigating between rooms, you may also tour the Saudi House and discover everything there is to know about Najdi architecture. There is a photography area at The Saudi Cup 2023 where visitors may take pictures.


There will be no shortage of entertainment off the track at the Saudi Cup 2023. A much-anticipated performance by Lebanese dance troupe the Mayyas, performances by the Saudi Idol contestants, and an orchestral performance with Saudi melodies have been confirmed. DJ bedouin will take the stage to conclude the event.

Here is a link to the guidebook for Saudi Cup 2023.

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